Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a fraternity?
A. A fraternity is a group of men who adhere to the same ideals and principles, work together toward common goals, and are bound together by rituals and the highest possible level of friendship. Fraternities strive to develop the individual talents of members and each member uses these talents for the benefit of the whole.
Q: What do fraternity dues pay for?
A. Fraternity dues pay for a chapter's dues to its National Organization, dues to the Interfraternity Council, liability insurance, house upkeep, tuition at leadership conferences, intramural supplies, scholarship incentives, and social activities.
Q: If I go through Rush, do I have to join a fraternity?
A. Although most men who participate in Rush decide to accept a bid from a fraternity, you are not required to join. Because it is an excellent chance to get acquainted with Stetson's most outstanding students, the IFC recommends that all young men interested in making new friends participate in Rush. Participating in Rush does not obligate you in anyway.
Q: Will membership in a fraternity hurt my grades?
A. Contrary to popular belief, Greek Organizations assist members in achieving high academic marks. Through such techniques as mandatory study hours, networking between members, incentives, and scholarship, fraternities have been able to substantially enhance the learning environment of their members.
Q: What is the time commitment involved in belonging to a Greek letter organization?
A. There is no minimum or maximum time that a student must donate to the fraternity or sorority. Through involvement with the chapter, students will learn to better manage their time by balancing academics, work, and other commitments. Students find that being active in a fraternity or sorority is well worth the time they put into it.
Q: Will being a member of a fraternity or sorority assist students as they begin their careers?
A. One of the tremendous assets of affiliation with a fraternity or sorority is the nationwide network of alumni/ae members of the organization. As a student prepares for entry into the career world, alumni/ae members can assist in job placement through their knowledge of where jobs are and who is hiring. In addition, Greek Life will assist students in developing transferable skills that will be needed in the career world, such as management, leadership development, communications, and more.